World Trade Center Surviving
PATH Subway Car Arriving August
6 at Shore Line Trolley Museum
East Haven, Conn. — July 30, 2015 — The
Shore Line Trolley Museum has announced that they have reached
an agreement with The Port Authority to receive PATH Car 745, which
was in the PATH station under the North Tower of the World Trade
Center and survived the 9/11 attack.
The museum and East Haven Mayor
Joseph Maturo, Jr. will be receiving the car on Thursday August
6th at 11:15 a.m., as it arrives at its location on River Street
in East Haven. The vehicle will be given traditional Bagpipe Parade
with a Police and Fire escort from the corner of River and Hemingway
Avenue down to the location of the Trolley Museum at 17 River Street.
short route is expected to be lined with emergency service personnel
from the East Haven and Branford along with other area departments.
Following the procession, a brief speaking program
will be held at the entrance of the museum, which in addition to
Mayor Maturo and the officials of The Shore Line Trolley Museum
is expected to be attended by Branford First Selectman James Cosgrove,
local State Legislators and representatives of PATH. Other first
responders and the public are also invited to attend.
The car which
is being donated is one of two that were found in a cast iron tunnel
which enabled them to withstand the pressures from the collapsing
On the morning of 9/11 it was sent to the World
Trade Center to pick up passengers, but none were found inside
when the car was discovered during excavation. The car, which since
that time was housed in an airplane hangar at JFK Airport, is still
in the original condition as when removed from the tunnel. It was
to be included in the 9/11 Museum but was determined to be too
Once the car arrives, a permanent display will be
created and dedicated next year, which will include original WTC
station signage and pieces of the tunnel itself for all to see
as a remembrance of the day that changed this nation like no other.